Track Title: Dat's Love (Habernera)
Prime Artist: Dorothy Dandridge
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by: Georges Bizet
From the Film: Carmen Jones 1954 (M)
Adapted from: Carmen (Bizet Opera)
Love's a baby dat grows up wild,
An' he don' do what you want him to;
Love ain' nobody's angel child,
An' he won' pay any mind to you.
One man gives me his diamon' stud,
An' I won' give him a cigarette.
One man treats me like I was mud~
An' what I got dat man c'n get.
You go for me an' I'm taboo,
But if yore hard to get I go for you,
An' if I do, den you are through, boy,
My baby, dat's de end of you,
De end of you!
So take your cue, boy,
Don' say I didn't tell you true.
I tol' you true,
I tol' you truly,
If I love you dat's de end of you!
When your lovebird decides to fly
Dere ain' no door dat you c'n close.
She jus' pecks you a quick good-bye
An' flicks de salt from her tail, an' goes.
If you listen, den you'll get taught,
An' here's your lesson for today:
If I chase you, den you'll get caught,
But once I got you I go my way!
Contributed by Carlene Bogle